Blog By Keva Doyle

Monday, August 11, 2014

A Most Peculiar Afternoon Tea

This weekend I had a long overdue catch up with some of the girls. It is funny when you don't see friends for a while but it just goes back to exactly how it was and as if you saw each other yesterday. This is probably because we were all in school with each other from the young age of three, I think it is safe to say we still know each other pretty well and always have a great laugh!

We decided to meet in the Westin in Dublin for a spot of afternoon tea. This wasn't your traditional afternoon tea, it was different and this is what enticed me. It is possible to order from the traditional afternoon tea menu but we all opted to order from A Most Peculiar Afternoon Tea menu. The menu read so well and we all couldn't wait to tuck in and see how it would be presented.

It is very unusual for me to drink during the day apart from when I am on holidays but I really have grown fond of it. I know I have written a post on Hendricks High tea but seen as this was the full experience it would be a pity not to share it with you. There was a mix of savoury and sweet bites and it was all pretty delicious. The only comment I would have is that I would have liked a little more of a balance as the majority of the afternoon tea bites were deserts and although I have a sweet tooth I found it a little too much.

This was the prawn cocktail, a  Dublin Bay prawn served in a charcoal cone accompanied by marie rose sauce, it was really delicious.

I loved how the confit of pork cheek was served, the spoons were gorgeous and they were full of flavour.

The deserts were just so fun and oh my god delicious.  One of my favourites was definitely the Popcorn Panna Cotta with Caramel Crumble. I hadn't seen anything like this before and couldn't wait to try it. I wasn't disappointed and it was a clear favourite for the girls also.

The popping marshmallows were hilarious, we just couldn't stop laughing listening to the crackle and pop sounds leaving our mouths. Finally the chocolate and caramel sea salt brownie was a little piece of heaven, it was so rich so you really only needed that little square.

We had such an amazing time, plenty of laughs, lots of food and a few cups of the Victoria mojito ;)

I hope you have a great day and thanks for taking the time to read my blog.

Love BB xx

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